Still Making the Coffee

Sometimes, it seems, “Stuff” just piles up.  No, I’m not talking piles of mail and things to be filed, put away or pitched.  I’m talking about “Stuff” with a capital “S” … or another “S”-word.

Interesting stuff, that “S”-word.  Although it isn’t pleasant, it has good use.  Fertilizer.  It provides nutrients for growth.  I suppose we can look at the “Stuff” in our lives as providing opportunity for personal growth.  Character growth (by now, I am a real character…) and spiritual growth.

By nature I am not a roll-with-it person.  My natural tendencies are toward planning and wanting details.  Life has been developing the roll-with-it muscle for me; through repetitive exercise.  I have learned how little in life is in my control.  A friend (thanks, Amy!) posted on her Facebook page this week a great verse.

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

So, I make the coffee and thank God for it.  Do you think He receives many thank-yous for Folgers?  I know that each day is a blessing and, potentially, an adventure into the unknown.  Each day is an opportunity for learning.  Each day holds potential for exercising my roll-with-it muscle.

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and recipes. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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